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Dan Crowe has handled patent infringement cases, representing both plaintiffs and defendants, in a wide range of industries including computer hardware and software, telecommunications, networking equipment, electric motors and controls, business methods, banking/finance systems, automotive parts and assemblies, various consumer products, air handling equipment, and medical devices. In addition to district court litigation experience, Dan has been actively involved in several inter partes review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Dan served as a co-leader of the firm’s Intellectual Property practice group for more than a decade.

Dan also has experience in trademark and copyright infringement cases, including litigation involving non-traditional marks such as trade dress, product configuration and product packaging. Additionally, he has extensive experience in opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

In addition to his litigation practice, Dan has experience with global patent and trademark portfolio management. He also prepares license agreements, and performs intellectual property due diligence in connection with mergers and acquisitions and investments made by venture capitalists.

Between college and law school, Dan worked as an avionics and software engineer.

Practices

Civic Involvement & Honors

    • The Best Lawyers in America, Litigation – Intellectual Property, 2016-2022
    • Chambers USA 2020-2022
    • Chambers USA 2020-2022
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Professional Affiliations

    • Missouri Bar Association
    • American Bar Association – Section on Intellectual Property Law
    • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis – Patent, Trademark and Copyright Section
    • American Bar Association – Section on Intellectual Property Law
    • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis – Patent, Trademark and Copyright Section
    • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis – Patent, Trademark and Copyright Section
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Representative Experience

  • Puff Corp. v. Kandypens, Inc. (C.D. Cal.) – Obtained summary judgment of infringement and no invalidity on behalf of patent owner and manufacturer of portable, electronic vaporizers
  • Hunter-Douglas v. Great Lake Woods (D. Co.) – Prevailed at trial in proving infringement on behalf of patent owner
  • IneoQuest Technologies, Inc. v. Ixia (C.D. Cal.) – Successful representation in patent and trade secret dispute involving technology for testing and monitoring video streaming networks and equipment
  • ECIMOS v. Nortek Global HVAC et al. (D.Tenn.) – Represented HVAC manufacturer against claims of trade secret misappropriation relating to manufacturing software
  • M/A-Com Technology Solutions v. Laird Technologies (D. Del.) – Represented defendant in patent infringement action relating to GPS systems
  • Veeam Software Corporation v. Symantec Corporation (PTAB) – Represented patent owner in several inter partes review proceedings before Patent Trial and Appeal Board
  • Nordyne, Inc. v. RBC Manufacturing Corporation (E.D. Mo.) – Successful outcome in action seeking declaration of non-infringement and/or invalidity in a patent infringement case relating to motor controls
  • ASI Industries GmbH v. MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. (E.D. Mo.) – Represented client in breach of contract and patent infringement action related to polysilicon manufacturing processes
  • Mars, Inc. v. Coin Acceptors, Inc. (D. N.J.) – Represented client in damages phase of patent infringement case involving electronic coin changers; obtained judgment of no lost profits, which was upheld on appeal
  • Photogenesis, Inc. v. Washington University (E.D. Mo.) – Represented University against trade secret misappropriate claims related to optical therapies
  • Anheuser-Busch, Incorporated v. The Stroh Brewery Company (E.D. Mo.) – Represented plaintiff in matter involving trade dress rights in product packaging
  • Boydstun Metal Works, Inc. v. Cottrell, Inc. (D. Or.) – Represented client in patent infringement case related to car haulers